COVID-19 vaccination to commence Wednesday 

The COVID-19 vaccines roll out will commence with an official launch on Wednesday 24th at the Central Field Hospital.  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced this in a special nationwide address last Friday.  “The rollout of the vaccination program will commence with a launch on Wednesday morning, 24th March 2021 at the Central Field Hospital,” Sogavare…

Driver charged following traffic accident

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) National Traffic Department in Honiara have arrested and charged a male suspect following a traffic accident in Honiara on 15 March 2021. It has been reported that the suspect was travelling in a westerly direction in a car when he veered off the road towards the…

Auki road upgrades to start soon

Tar-sealing work on the Auki town main roads will start in the second part of this year 2021, says Premier Daniel Suidani. Premier Suidani told the Malaita Provincial Assembly recently that the road upgrade is part of the World Bank-funded Solomon Island Roads and Aviation Project (SIRAP). He said under this project, bridges along the…

MP TO THE RESCUE

Ruavatu school ‘saved’ from closing down   NORTHEAST Guadalcanal Constituency’s recently elected MP, Ethel Lency Vokia, has ‘saved’ Ruavatu Provincial Secondary School from closing down, according to its Principal, Sister Veronica Poki. This fate of the School – said to be one of Guadalcanal Province’s premiere schools – was revealed by Sister Poki earlier this…

CleanOp Set for Saturday

Chengs company Ltd in Honiara is organising a ‘CleanOp’ initiative this Saturday. It’s the first of its kind to be staged by the company. The cleanup effort will take place in the Kukum area. It will kick off from the Chengs building at Kukum, starting at 2.30 pm. Youth groups within the Kukum area, church youths,…

DOSES ARRIVE TODAY

• Vaccine will be launched on Wednesday• PM first to be vaccinated   The first batch of the 20,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will touch down at the Honiara International Airport at 2 pm today. According to an informant within the government, the vaccine will arrive at 2 pm at the Honiara International Airport…

HISTORIC FUNDING DEAL

Will other constituencies follow West New Georgia’s ‘Experiment’?   THE nation’s 172 wards could expect to get direct budgetary funding from the national government if an ‘experiment’ being trialed by the West New Georgia Constituency in Western Province proved successful, it was disclosed yesterday. West New Georgia MP, Silas Tausinga, yesterday formally signed a Memorandum…

LAND TRANSFER REVOKED

Commissioner of Lands (CoL) Alan Mcneil has issued one notice to retrieve (resume) the land at Ranadi sold by Honiara City Council (HCC) to Excellent Resources Management Limited and Asian Company. The land is for Biosecurity work, a statement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Media Unit said. The move to reclaim…

Charges on fake scholarship case withdrawn 

THE charges against the man accused of selling fake scholarships to three people and obtained $10,000 were withdrawn on Monday due to insufficient evidence. The trial on those three counts of false pretence against John Folia was scheduled to start on Monday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. However, appearing in court on Monday, Public Prosecutor…